Found May 10, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, The Nashville Predators are heading into perhaps the most pivotal and challenging offseason in the franchise’s history. There is a sense of hope that they are on the right path. There is a sense of disappointment that they squandered their best chance so far to win a Stanley Cup. There is a sense of fear that some of their top players will not be back, that the window of opportunity will slam as quickly as it opened. “Every team goes into the season wanting to win the Stanley Cup, and we were no different. We wanted to win the Stanley Cup,” Predators CEO Jeff Cogen said Wednesday. “The first-round series victory over Detroit was a tremendous accomplishment, and we wanted to build on it, and we fell a little short.” Now the Predators will try to build on the successes of the season and hope that the fan base remains galvanized. There are positive markers such as increases in season ticket sales and sponsorship deals over this time last year, Cog...
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